The Salamander is well-located modern-styled pub in central bath. It has that sort of stripped-back vibe which lacks a bit of character or uniqueness. This is a Bath ales outpost, so expect to find 7 of their beers on cask as well as the full range of bottles. Downstairs is a bar and upstairs there is a dining room. Worth stopping past if you havenít tried much of their stuff before, but I personally never seem to find their offerings particularly riveting. The Salamander tends to be frequented by yummy mummyís and clientele who stop past after a good day out shopping for antiques and suchlike. OK.
Nice pub in central Bath. They carry Bath Ales beers, which are all pretty OK though certainly not outstanding. The pub itself is quite nice, very clean, at once modern and classic. Prices are average, staff is friendly and put together, in case you care about that kind of thing. Good music, free wifi. Worth a quick visit if youíre in the city.
New, small, easy, clean modern indie feel. One of the better places to try the range of Bath Ales (which have become very variable in quality unfortunately). Several are keg, not cask--which is sad but fortunately makes the beer quality more consistent than they have been @ other Bath pubs. Two doors down from good cheese shop and The Raven.
Oakes (805) Vancouver, British Columbia | September 2, 2010
Nice, newish-looking place that nevertheless feels pretty comfortable. Bath Ales are too buttery for me, so we didnít find much to drink here. Itís very close to the Raven, just past the cheese shop. Worth a visit if you want to try the Bath Ales - their other pub in town in the Hop Pole which does excellent food but is a bit out of the way.
Visited on 07/05/09. Bath Ales pubs are consistent, both positive aspects such as the attractive stripped down decoration, and negative ones such as the disappearance of guest beers. Some in the Bristol area now sell none, and it wasnít a surprise that the Salamander was the same. However, the Bath Ales beers are drinkable enough and the Salamander is a pleasant environment to drink in. That said, the Raven (a few doors away) is a better bet.